“Papier glacé”: A century of fashion photography at Condé Nast

« Papier glacé »: A century of fashion photography at Condé Nast

Runway shows left behind (? sounds bad but I can’t think of a better expression), the city of Paris always stays true to its passion for fashion. These days it is all about fashion photography, and Pink Heater team is heading to Palais Galliera to see the fabulous « Papier glacé » exhibition dedicated to the best works by Condé Nast photographers from the past 100 years.


From 1918 on to the present day, the Condé Nast publishing conglomerate plays a key role in the field of the fashion photography. Editor of top fashion magazines, such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or W, Condé Nast is famous for its unique spirit of elegance and excellent artistic sense.

The exhibition Papier glacé, un siècle de photographie de mode chez Condé Nast  (« Coming into Fashion, a Century of Photography at Condé Nast » ) displays some 150 mostly original prints from the archives of Condé Nast New York, Paris, Milan and London.

The Editors have always had a nose for true talents. The very first photographer employed by the group was Baron Adolf de Meyer, to be followed by Edward Steichen, George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld and Irving Penn. Then, from the 1950s onwards, Guy Bourdin, William Klein, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Miles Aldridge…

Organised by theme, the exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover the work of some 90 photographers who, during the past century, have shaped the identity of Vogue.


The exhibition is not limited to photographs though.

The prints are accompanied by some fifteen haute couture items from the collections of the Palais Galliera. On top of that, there are two reading rooms with fashion magazines in display cases and a number of screens where you can glance through some magnificent publications of the Condé Nast group. And last but not least, contemporary films projected on a big screen are there to give insights into the possible future  of fashion photography.

This exhibition is organised by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, Minneapolis, and will last till May, 25th.

And if you are just as excited as we are, check out more about « Papier glacé » HERE

Natalia Stuyk “I Would Gif You Everything”

Last night we were lucky enough to be invited down to the first ever solo exhibition by hugely talented London based graphic designer Natalia Stuyk,and boy was it a show!

Everywhere you look were flashing videos running excellently constructed art based gifs and holographic postcards shining across the walls. The cleverly titled exhibition “I Would Gif You Everything” really lived up to its name and when we left, we really felt like we took a piece of Stuyk’s dreams with us.

Natalia Stuyk is a London-based animator working with digital patterns, rainbow colours and most importantly, movement. Having worked with House of Holland, Kenzo, and for many music projects, her work is fresh, colourful and always energetic.

“A sherbet-flavoured dip into digital art.”

Natalia has created a vibrant and animated body of digital videos, gifs, and motion designs. In her videos, perpetual patterns undulate: a driving scene through LA, a girl who never stops swimming, abstract geometry, optical ornamentation. Check her stuff out here:

I WOULD GIF YOU EVERYTHING is a progression from her gifs, translating visual experience of moving art where you have to be physically there to see it. It features a simulation of gifs using hologram lenticular lenses. There is something of the shrine-like sentiment in the work. Using the synesthesia of sight and kinetic she has created an imaginary world that never ceases, a magical visual experience to hypnotise the senses. We are really excited to see her work in a real space.

For an exciting and vibrant exhibition, make your way to 92 Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011, March 19 – April 3.

We are already desperate to see the next collaboration or show from this very talented and extremely charming young lady.


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